On January 26, 2004 Bill Barisoff was appointed Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection for the Province of British Columbia. He previously served as Minister of Provincial Revenue and held a variety of critic roles for the official opposition, including agriculture, transportation and highways and aboriginal affairs. He served on the province’s Motor Carrier Commission and was a member of the Select Standing Committees on Aboriginal Affairs and on Agriculture.
Mr. Barisoff, who was born and raised in Oliver, owned a trucking firm before his election to the Legislative Assembly. He was first elected in 1996 to represent the riding of Okanagan-Boundary and was re-elected in 2001 for Penticton-Okanagan Valley.
For more information contact the ministry at 250-387-1187.